N.J. Medical Marijuana Advocates To Meet In October


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​The Coalition for Medical Marijuana in New Jersey will host the first monthly meetings of its Patient Advocacy Group in locations around the state in October. Medical marijuana patients, their caregivers and physicians are invited to attend.

The New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act was signed into law in January 2010, and full implementation is expected early in 2011, reports Shore News Today. With the law, New Jersey joined 13 other states and the District of Columbia in recognizing the medical applications of marijuana.
Patients with qualifying conditions, whose physicians have formally recommended medical marijuana as part of their treatment, are allowed to buy up to two ounces of cannabis per month from state-licensed dispensaries.

The goal of the meetings is to share information among patients, caregivers and medical providers.
The Coalition, which provides education about the benefits of legal access to medical marijuana, has been working for the legalization of medical cannabis since 2003.
PAG Meeting Times and Locations

• October 20: Collingswood Public Library, Collingswood, N.J. – 7 p.m.
• October 20: City Hall Caucus Room, Jersey City, N.J. – 7 p.m.
• October 21: Wayne Public Library, Wayne, N.J. – 7 p.m .
• October 28: Ocean City Free Public Library, Ocean City, N.J. – 6:45 p.m.
To read the full text of New Jersey’s medical marijuana law, visit www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008.
For more information about the Coalition for Medical Marijuana in New Jersey, visit www.cmmnj.org.